Books-Authors Programming
 
Angry Robot Preview Panel
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127ab

Lee Harris and Mike Underwood of Angry Robot Publishing offer up a look at the latest and greatest books being released!

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Author Batsu Game
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 132

Join Sam Sykes and a group of author friends for a rollicking good time~ Batsu is a type of Japanese game show where contestants are given a challenge-and punished if they fail to complete it.

 
Location: North 126bc

Join contiributors to Chicks Dig Time Lords and Chicks Unravel Time as they discussed their love of Doctor Who and how it has influenced them in their careers.

 

So, you know everything about Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Twilight? Prove it by battling against other fans in an ultimate trivia competition. Trivia based on the books, not movies - we all know books are better!

A team based event - prizes for the winners. Limit: 10 teams of 5

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1st ANNUAL USA CLAN WAR:
Special Event Registration Required $60 per team.

Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

Battlefield Live AZ wants you and your team to compete in the First Annual USA CLAN WAR. For decades clan wars in the UK have determined who reigns as the number one team, who is the best of the best...Why should the UK have all the fun? Now is the time to step up and show us what you've got.

We are looking for genre' clans. Like Whovians vs Trekkies, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, etc....

Five (5) players on the field per team and one (1) player in reserve. DOMINATION is the name of the game. Can your team hold king of the hill for 5 minutes? Step up and show us how it's done. The winning team will receive membership passes to the 2015 Phoenix Comicon (provided by Battlefield Live AZ) and complimentary entry into the 2015 Clan War to defend their title.

Show us your team spirit, show us your skills, show us your sportsmanship.

Join the BFLAZ Army Today. 
www.BattlefieldLiveAZ.com
www.facebook.com/BFLAZ

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

1st ANNUAL USA CLAN WAR:
Special Event Registration Required $60 per team.

Note: You must register in advance to participate in the Clan War Tournament.

Battlefield Live AZ wants you and your team to compete in the First Annual USA CLAN WAR. For decades clan wars in the UK have determined who reigns as the number one team, who is the best of the best...Why should the UK have all the fun? Now is the time to step up and show us what you've got.

We are looking for genre' clans. Like Whovians vs Trekkies, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, etc....

Five (5) players on the field per team and one (1) player in reserve. DOMINATION is the name of the game. Can your team hold king of the hill for 5 minutes? Step up and show us how it's done. The winning team will receive membership passes to the 2015 Phoenix Comicon (provided by Battlefield Live AZ) and complimentary entry into the 2015 Clan War to defend their title.

Show us your team spirit, show us your skills, show us your sportsmanship.

Join the BFLAZ Army Today. 
www.BattlefieldLiveAZ.com
www.facebook.com/BFLAZ

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Location: North 126a

Share your successes in using pop culture in your classroom, afterschool programs and libraries.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 127ab

Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden discuss their new graphic novel, "Cemetery Girl".

 
Location: North 127c

Phoenix Comicon experts discuss the great books they've read recently and offer specific recommendations. Looking for a great YA book? This is the place to be!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Cosplay Fashion Show
Day and time: TBA
Come see the Cosplayers from all walks of life showcase their talent and creativity at the Cosplay Fashion Show.
 
Interested in modeling and showing off your unique take on your favorite character, contact kelley.lester@phoenixcomicon.com with the subject "fashion show".
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  • Fashion Show Models
 
Cosplay For All Sizes
Saturday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Whether you're big, tall, or small, cosplay is definitely for you! Learn how to obtain confidence in the costumes you wear. Discover ways to alter clothes and patterns to fit your shape. If you want to cosplay then you'll have a grand time

who'll be here
  • Bo Eleftheriou
  • Katerina Eleftheriou
  • MaryAnne Eleftheriou
 
Creator Connection
Friday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Are you a writer looking for an artist to compliment your story? How about an artist, but have nothing to draw about? In this "speed dating" setting, you get 5 min. to share what you have to offer and see if you are a good match.

 Please be prepared by bringing business cards, manuscript samples or portfolios. However they are not required.

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  • Crystal Ferguson
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Creator Connection
Saturday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Are you a writer looking for an artist to compliment your story? How about an artist, but have nothing to draw about? In this "speed dating" setting, you get 5 min. to share what you have to offer and see if you are a good match.

Please be prepared by bringing business cards, manuscript samples or portfolios. However they are not required.

who'll be here
  • Crystal Ferguson
  • Joshua Ferguson
 
Location: North 126bc

Join writer/producer Dean Lorey and author Jon Lewis for a look at what Dean's been up to in Hollywood lately including Arrested Development and The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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Del Rey Publisher Preview
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127c

Join representatives of Del Rey as they talk about the exciting releases in the second half of 2014-plus giveaways!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Drinks With Authors
Saturday, 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Join our author guests for a glass or two in an informal setting.  There will be door prizes and other giveaways from our participating publishers.

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Duct/Duck Tape Costume Contest
Thursday, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

You've heard of the Duck Tape prom dress competition- now there's a pop culture version! You've watched the Mythbusters make a boat with duck tape, armor should be cinch. Let your creative juices fly ... then cover them in tape!

(Oh, you haven't heard of it? You can check it out at the Duck Brand website)

To get you started, here's some tutorials and inspiration (Note- your costume need not be 100% tape, you can cover fabric or cardboard with tape. Please make it MOSTLY duct tape, though!)

Get ideas on making tape clothing at Wikiehow's Make A Duct Tape Dress tutorial

Check out an article on this lovely Firefly couple at Costume Craze

Ohh look, a Princess Leia! She made it a mini-dress, but it's adorable.

Duct tape Disney group at Dragon*Con!

A very cool tutorial on duct tape boots.

(and then, after reading that, you'll think "Yeah, but how do I make one of those sweet Musketeer hats? Me too! Here ya go... )

Plus, the biggest question of all answered by Mental Floss: Is it Duck Tape or Duct Tape?

Titles awarded will include:
Most Amazing
Most Beautiful
Most Humorous
Most Applause (Audience Favorite)
And maybe more....

To pre-register (even if you're not sure you'll be done in time) email Shirley.Runyon@PhoenixComicon.com. Include your name, contact phone number, and what your costume is. WIP (work-in-progress pics welcome!)

Judges feature "Captain Tape-pants" himself Huntington Keith, and TV's Commander Holly!

who'll be here
  • Huntington Keith
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Shirley Runyon
 
Evening Erotica
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 126bc

Our panel of authors discuss how to write the "juicy parts" in both regular and erotic fiction. You'll learn and you'll laugh, because all participants should come prepared to play The Euphemism Game. Fun and Prizes!

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Location: North 126a

Cons are wonderful, temporary learning spaces that foster the 21st skills we need. Join panelists Todd Van Hooser, Tara Carpenter, and others who are using cons in educational spaces as they discuss their expeirences.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

How do we get people thinking more creatively and optimistically about the future? Start with a story. Project Hieroglyph teams up scientists and science fiction authors to rekindle grand technological ambitions through the power of storytelling.

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How to be Successful on YouTube
Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

A surprising yet rapidly growing career field is the YouTube™ community. How do you make money on YouTube? How can you even become noticed on YouTube? MrCreepyPasta and CreepyRainbowPasta explain how to start, build and maintain your brand.

who'll be here
  • Chris Edmond
  • Megan Davis
 
Illustrator Workshop - Steven Riley
Saturday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Author and illustrator Steven Riley has been writing stories and drawing for as long as he can remember. "It was always a creative outlet. Just me having fun." Now he enjoys traveling and teaching his techniques to kids everywhere.

who'll be here
  • Steven Riley
 
Improbable Dystopias?
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127ab

A look at dystopian fiction-what makes some worlds beilevable, and others not? Join our panelists as they explore these questions.

 
Location: North 126bc

A spotlight on James S. A. Corey and his friends Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, and M.L.N. Hanover. Five authors, 2 panelists, no waiting.

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Location: North 127c

Join contributors to Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters, a new anthology of monster stories from Ragnarok Publications.

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Location: North 132

Epic Fantasy and Urban Fantasy use magic in different ways..or do they? Panelists from both ends of the fantasy spectrum talk about whether magic is constrained by genre.

 

Join our panel as we discuss how to put together awesome Harry Potter costumes from scratch or "upcycling" Muggle clothes. Turn an old graduation gown into House robes! Wands, scarves & more will be covered. Now, turn to page 394...

who'll be here
  • Elizabeth Mueller
  • Janice Tuerff
  • Kelley Lester
  • Vincent St. Germaine
 

Molly Idle, former Dreamworks artist and creator of the Caldecott Honor book Flora and the Flamingo, will help young illustrators create their own flip books! Lean the techniques for making drawings come to life in this workshop for ages 8 and up.

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Location: Art Room - Events Area

Moon Mermaid has been sharing her magical adventures with children of all ages for many years. Join us in the Art Room this year as she reads from her new book. After reading she will be happy to sign autographs and take photos in her giant seashell

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  • Moon Mermaid
 
Non-Traditional Fantasy
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 126bc

Authors discuss how their work breaks the mold of what fans expect in a fantasy novel.

 
Location: North 128a

Join representatives from Penguin Random House as they talk about the exciting new stuff coming up in the second half of 2014. Plus  giveaways!

who'll be here
  • Colleen Lindsay
 
Location: North 127ab

Join us as we kick off the Books and Authors programming with some returning guests, as well as some new ones!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Phoenix Comicon Maker Sharefest
Friday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: North 126a

The great thing about fandom is that you learn new things. Did you publishe a comic  or learn to sew to make a hall costume?. Maybe you wrote a novel or made a steampunk invention. Did you make a thing? Share it!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 

Witness sixteen geeks debate some of the most hysterical, absurd, or downright ridiculous topics from across the realms of geekery! Nothing is sacred from anime to slasher films in this titanic battle of wits, and only one can emerge supreme as the Ultimate Geek. Register online at http://phoenixcomicon.com/pugs if you want to compete, or just show up to watch the mayhem!

who'll be here
  • Andrea Beesley
  • Jeff Moriarty
  • Jonathan Simon
 
Location: North 126a

Pop Goes the Classroom: How to Effectively Integrate Pop Culture Into Your Classroom

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 132

Science guest Phil Plait and science fiction writers talk about keeping the science real, or appearing real, in science fiction.

 
Location: North 128a

Join several editors from our exhibiting publishers for a discussion of what is involved with being an editior and how to deal with authors who have an uneasy relationship with deadlines.

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Location: North 127ab

Sseveral of our Urban Fantasy authors discuss how the setting influences and drives their work.

 
SF Squeecast Panel
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127ab

Join the SF Squeecast and their special guest for an hour of fannish squee and delight over the latest cool stuff in Science Fiction and Fantasy.

 

Historical inspirations for the costuming in such shows as The Tudors, The Borgias and Rome!  Local re-enactors will present historically accurate costumes from all parts of history, from the Romans to the Renaissance. You can vote for your favorite costume and check them out up close!

If you have anu questions, please contact jo.stomel@phoenixcomicon.com.

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  • Fashion Show Models
 
Spotlight on John Scalzi
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127ab

Join author John Scalzi to talk about the upcoming novel Lock In, other upcoming projexts, and answers fans' questions.

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Location: North 127c

Join L.E. Modesitt, Jr. as he talsk about the newest novel in the Recluce series, Heirs of Cyador, upcoming projects, and answers fans' questions.

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Spotlight on Laini Taylor
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 132

Join Laini Taylor as she talks about wrapping up The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, upcoming projects, and answers fans' questions.

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The Federation and beyond. The uniforms and civilian wear from TOS (The Original Series) to the Abrams-verse. How does/did the fashions of the time influence the fashions of the Federation.

who'll be here
  • Dr. David Williams
  • Heather Grant
  • Joe Grant
  • Luis Torres
 

Simple ways to use make-up to transform yourself into your favorite alien. Includes discussion of various makeups and things to be aware of as you use them.

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  • George Richardson
  • Heather Grant
  • Joe Grant
  • Luis Torres
 

How to apply your make-up and/or prosthetic so that it looks real (or as real as possible), doesn't fall off in the middle of a photo session, etc. Blending, shading, & basics on using prosthetics and hair to give your alien a more realistic touch.

who'll be here
  • George Richardson
  • Heather Grant
  • Joe Grant
  • Luis Torres
 
Location: North 126a

Aligned with Arizona Common Core State Standards, come explore the bridges that span race, creed & culture through a pop media lens.

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Location: North 127c

Join some up and coming new authors as they talk about what it's really like to be a debut author, some awaiting publication and others having their first book recently released into the wild.

 
The Taco Council
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127ab

The Taco Council convenes to give its mandates and rulings for 2014. Really, hang out with some awesome authors while they hang out with each other.

 
Theremin Demonstration
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127c

     Join Sarah Clemens for an interactive program demonstarting the most geekish of instruments-the theremin.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Tor Publishing Preview
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 126bc

Join exhibitor Tor Books as they talk about what's new and exciting from the largest publisher in SF/F. Plus giveaways and prizes!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Trolls by Jenn Czep
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Art Room - Events Area

Enter the world of Czep's Trolls! Create your own Troll mask and hear stories of Emily's adventures among dragons, piskies, and dreadful dots!

who'll be here
  • Jenn Czep
 
What Do I Read Now?
Sunday, 10:30am - 11:30am

For those who have read the big series and are looking for something new to enjoy. We will discuss current and upcoming books that have mass appeal, also upcoming trends. Book suggestions for children, teens, and adults. Book lists will be provided.

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Writer's Quest Kick-Off
Day and time: TBA
Location: North 127c

Phoenix Comicon Books and Authors kicks off the Writer's Epic Quest. Aspiring Writerscome and find out how to participate.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: North 128a

New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole presents a 21-day program for preparing yourself to write a novel. He covers character creation, world building, dialogue development and character voice creation tools. There is an extra fee of $20 payable at the workshop

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Young Authors Workshop
Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Writing is for all ages! You have the ideas, the stories, and amazing characters! Now, how do you reign them in to create a great book? Join Brick Cave Media writer J.J.M. Czep for tips and tricks on becoming a great author!

who'll be here
  • Jenn Czep
 
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